Ever wonder what the United States would look like if cities were laid out optimally?

It’s a subject that Nathan Seegert, assistant professor in the Eccles School’s Department of Finance, tackled with co-authors in a recent working¬†paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research. The layout of cities across the country have implications for everything from the Electoral College to the spike in housing costs.

You can read an article about his research in The Atlantic’s City Lab.